Swimming: Panthers have successful Sun Coast Conference championship meet

Swimming: Panthers have successful Sun Coast Conference championship meet

COLUMBUS, Ga. - LaGrange took five swimmers to the Sun Coast Conference championship meet at the Columbus Aquatics Center. 

The meet was a huge success for the Panthers with more than 10 personal best's set and each of the five swimmers ranking in the top 16 and qualifying for the finals in all three of their events.

In the finals, LC  had 13 top 16 finishes. David Edmondson the high points scorer for the men's team followed closely by Gabe Griffith. Makaela Woytek was the high points scorer for the women's team. The men's team finished fifth and overall the Panthers finished sixth.  

"I was so incredibly proud of what the team did this weekend," said new coach Devin James. "Regardless of the circumstance they stepped up and represented the college in an amazing way."

Results:

Gabe Griffith: 12th-500 freestyle, 11th-1,650 freestyle, 13th-200 freestyle.

Lyllie Menijvar-Couch: 14th-200 individual medley, 11th-200 breaststroke

David Edmondson: 13th- 50 freestyle, 8th-100 backstroke, 9th-200 backstroke

Hiram Haro Oropeza: 13th-200 individual medley, 13th-100 freestyle

Makaela Woytek: - 8th-100 backstroke, 11th-200 backstroke, 16th-100 freestyle